Watch the best of cinema as part of the Experience Cannes initiative
While the deadlock between producers and multiplex owners show no signs of getting resolved, world cinema buffs have a lot to cheer about thanks to NDTV Lumière. Cineastes will have a chance to watch award winning and nominated movies handpicked from the Festival de Cannes.
“The Mourning Forest” will be screened today. The winner of the Grand Prix in 2007, revolves around two mourning individuals, Machiko (Machiko Ono) who is grieving the loss of her child, and her patient, Shigeki (Shigeki Uda) who continues to write letters to his wife, 33 years after her death. After a drive through the country lands them in a ditch, they set out on a two-day-journey deep into the forest in search of Shigeki’s wife’s gravesite.
Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” will be screened on May 12. The animated film based on Satrapi’s childhood, won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2007, sees Iran through the eyes of the precocious and outspoken nine-year-old Marjane.
“Days Of Glory” (May 13) is an influential war film which dates back to the year 1943, when France was at war. The story revolves around four Algerian men Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir, who join the French army as soldiers, to liberate France from the Nazi enemy.
“The Class” (May 14) tells the story of François and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood. His classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his teaching methods. “The Class” was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Winner of the Palme d’Or in 2008.
All films will be screened at PVR, Forum Mall at 1.15 p.m. and 10 p.m.